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Cell Memory

by Claus Larsen Cell memory is based on the idea that whatever happens in our lives, each cell “records” it – spiritually, of course. Homeopaths have cherished this idea for a long time now, and people like Dean Radin (see “Book Review: The...

Sun sign (in)compatibility

by Claus Larsen How well do astrologers agree? One of the more amusing aspects of an astrologer’s life is to predict who will be suitable as a partner for the client. This can be done in seconds: Merely compare the two persons’ astrological signs and you...

The Balloon Hoax

by Edgar Allan Poe This is Edgar Allan Poe’s famous hoax about the Atlantic being crossed by balloon. First published in an 1844 April issue of the New York Sun. Astounding News by Express, via Norfolk ! – The Atlantic crossed in Three Days ! Signal...

Portrait of a woo-woo

by Claus Larsen In his book, “The Demon-Haunted World”, Carl Sagan tells of a taxi driver, who held the most crazy ideas about pseudo-science: Lemuria, Atlantis, UFO abductions, you name it. I often wondered if Sagan was just lucky – or unlucky?...

Graham Bishop: One lousy Cold Reader

by Claus Larsen Graham Bishop is a self-proclaimed “spiritual teacher, trance medium, trance healer and medium”. He is also one lousy cold reader. After watching his performance in a Copenhagen cafe a sunny evening, that much is certain. After the initial...

How John Edward got two "special hits"

by “Instig8r” What is a “special hit”? One of the most frequent arguments heard from believers in psychic medium John Edward is that he is real because he gets those “special hits”: A lot of precise information, seemingly from out...

Klass’ 10 UFOlogical principles

Commented by Claus Larsen The most famous UFO skeptic is Phillip Klass. He has written many books on UFOs as well as articles for aviation magazines such as Aviation Week. He is also one of the original founders of CSICOP, the Committee for the Scientific...

An Evening with a Miracle Man

by Claus Larsen On Tuesday, the 29th of April, 2003, the author of the Danish book “Miracles – Encounters Between Heaven and Earth”, Niels Christian Hvidt, held a lecture in a small church in Southern Copenhagen. The Danish Skeptics were represented...

PSI-TECH: Not so Smart

by Claus Larsen This is a grisly tale. It will not please many people. It is a story about an abducted girl, a family in grief and fear and a bunch of vultures, who prey on parents with a missing child, while marketing their own, bogus claims of being able to find...

Out of body, out of mind

by Claus Larsen Everywhere, Anytime? Astral projections, Remote Viewing and other similar paranormal phenomena basically means one thing: You leave your body to go elsewhere. Some claim to be able to do this on demand, and go wherever whenever, regardless of time and...